A skilled personal injury lawyer is more likely to settle a case than to take it to court, regardless of the type of accident. This isn’t for their advantage; rather, it’s for the client’s. Continue reading to understand three reasons why this is the case, and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000. While we prefer to settle disputes, we are not hesitant to take them to trial when necessary.
The unpredictability of juries
In many circumstances, a jury will hear an accident case that goes to trial. A jury’s decision is impossible to foresee. This is why the majority of insurance companies also do not want to go to trial. Even if you presented an impenetrable case with far more evidence than was necessary, a jury may nevertheless rule in favor of the defendant.
Meanwhile, a person can file a lawsuit based on shaky evidence, and the jury may rule in favor of the plaintiff. We know exactly what we’ll obtain when we negotiate a settlement with an insurance company because you sign that line. We know when you’ll get the money, and we won’t have to battle over it in court for months.
Settling the case is more cost effective
In virtually all situations, settling the lawsuit will be less expensive for everyone concerned. Your personal injury lawyer has enough experience in this field to know how much a case is worth and how much an insurance company is likely to pay. Taking the matter to trial if the insurance company offers a reasonable settlement is not in their client’s best interests.
People may choose to go to court because they believe they will be awarded more than the insurance company is willing to pay. However, if the court fees are in the tens of thousands of dollars, you may still wind up with less money in your bank account than if you had signed a bargain for less than a jury award.
We know you want to move on with your life
One of the most significant advantages of settling is the ability to go on with your life. Do you want to wait months, if not years, for the issue to be resolved in court? Do you want to keep talking about it and putting others through the same thing? Do you require the cash right away to meet the costs of your recovery?
While we will go to court if required to protect your rights, many of our clients prefer a speedy and painless settlement. We can go over the alternatives and discuss what is likely best for your particular situation when you call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.